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USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, 2010

May 26, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program adapts research priorities to address the most important contamination issues facing the Nation and to identify new threats to environmental health. The Program investigates two major types of contamination problems:

* Subsurface Point-Source Contamination, and

* Watershed and Regional Contamination.

Research objectives include developing remediation methods that use natural processes, characterizing and remediating contaminant plumes in fractured-rock aquifers, identifying new environmental contaminants, characterizing new and understudied pesticides in common pesticide-use settings, explaining mercury methylation and bioaccumulation, and developing approaches for remediating watersheds affected by active and historic mining.

Publication Year 2010
Title USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, 2010
DOI 10.3133/fs20103011
Authors Herbert T. Buxton
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2010-3011
Index ID fs20103011
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Toxic Substances Hydrology Program